Author: Chronicle staff

Wisconsin man identified as stabbing victim

A 33-year-old Madison, Wisconsin, man has been identified as the victim of a stabbing in Homewood early Saturday.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that Donnell Eugene Jr. of the 1500 block of Jennifer Street in Madison was pronounced dead at 3:48 a.m. Saturday. Homewood police officers found Eugene[Read More…]

Homewood police investigate stabbing death

A 32-year-old man died at a local hospital early Saturday from stabbing injuries, according to Homewood police. Officers responded to the 19100 block of Pierce Court in Homewood shortly after 3 a.m. and discovered the victim with a stab wound.  Officers and Homewood Fire Department paramedics treated the man at[Read More…]

H-F alumnus wins Grammy Award

Christopher McBride, a 2002 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, won a Grammy Award as the saxophonist on the album by Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra selected in the Best Large Ensemble Jazz category. Steve Feifke and Bijon Watson, co-leaders of Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra, invited McBride to perform on the album.[Read More…]

Walmart to close Homewood store March 10

Walmart officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 8, that the Homewood store at 17750 Halsted St. will be closing on March 10.  “This decision was not made lightly and was reached only after a thorough review process,” said Felicia McCranie, communications director for Walmart in the North and East U.S. “We have[Read More…]

Candidates for Homewood and Flossmoor board seats invited to participate in Chronicle election guide

For every consolidated election, the Chronicle creates an election guide with information gathered from candidates running in Homewood and Flossmoor races. Candidates for Homewood and Flossmoor village boards; boards of education for District 153, District 161 and District 233; Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners; and Homewood and Flossmoor library[Read More…]

AP African American Studies course coming to H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is one of fewer than 200 high schools across the country selected by the College Board for a new Advanced Placement African American Studies course. “Not every school in the country has been given the opportunity to offer this course,” said Superintendent Scott Wakeley at the District[Read More…]

Churchill School students, from left, Cora Donohue Alex Castellanos and Ollie Green and teacher Karen Lindquist help pack up Items for the dogs and cats at the South Suburban Human Society. The students worked as members of the Early Act Club at Churchill during Homewood District 153's Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service event. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Collecting helping hand donations

About a dozen students from District 153 schools were joined by representatives from the Village of Homewood Monday as they collected items for three helping organizations as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event. Despite the wet weather and temperature around 39 degrees the morning of[Read More…]

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